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Superact Quality of Life project at Abbeyfield Care Home with musician Miranda Sykes

Superact Quality of Life project at Abbeyfield Care Home with musician Miranda Sykes


Emma Lazenby

AHSW Prize 2016 Winners Announced!

All the news from our Prize Ceremony on Friday 17th June, at the Arnolfini in Bristol, including full details of this year's winners.

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Image courtesy of Joe Lambie and Laura Karlin

Dance Returns The 'Joy Of Movement' To People With Parkinson's

Worldwide, there are 10 million people with Parkinson's Disease who struggle with stiff limbs, tremors and poor balance. But over the past 15 years, a few thousand have taken dance classes that are part of a dance program which began in Brooklyn and has spread throughout the country and around the world. 

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Arts, health & wellbeing: reflections on a national seminar series and building a UK research network

An article published in 'Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice' on 10th May 2016 on the development of a national UK research network in arts and health. 

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Health and Wellbeing training from Dorset Community Action

Thanks to the support of LiveWell Dorset, Dorset Community Action, Bournemouth & Poole CVS's, and Health Promotion Devon these courses are being provided at an extensively subsidised rate to voluntary and charitable organisations in Dorset.

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Bolder Voices singing

Clair Chapwell
Bolder Voices
Music Director

A drama and music practitioner, I have worked with people over 65 in a variety of contexts for twenty years. I run Bolder Voices, a singing group for people age ...

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